Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has awarded SDAC a new certification—State of Alabama Minority Business Enterprise. ADECA’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise administers the certification program to identify small, minority-owned businesses capable of providing goods and services to government and private sectors. Certification provides these businesses with a stamp of approval affirming that they are a credible business entity. ADECA defines a minority business as a socially and/or economically disadvantaged commercial entity that has one or more minority owners with a controlling interest in the business enterprise. Certification is valid for two years.